Free One Day Autism Camp Offered November 2nd

Camp Crinkleroot, a one-day free camp to be held November 2, is recruiting campers ages 8 – 18 with an Autism Spectrum (ASD) or related disorder. The camp will be held at the Levine Hall of Health Science and will be staffed by trained Appalachian State University volunteers.  Space is limited to the first twelve applicants.

Camp Crinkleroot is a program sponsored by Appalachian’s Blue Cross North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services within the Beaver College of Health Sciences. The camp offers children on the autism spectrum the opportunity to participate in fun activities while building communication and social skills. Campers will be engaged and supported through activities such as meal preparation led by nutrition students and faculty, an AppalCart ride facilitated by communication sciences students and faculty, and an afternoon at Belk Library creating technology-based projects.

Parents and caregivers who are interested in signing up a child to participate in this program should visit http://www.ihhs.appstate.edu/crinkleroot . Questions may be directed to Mary Sheryl Horine, at horinems@appstate.edu